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Notimetoulouse

The OCR function and scanned book pages

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Hi everyone, brand new to the forum so please excuse me if I inadvertently overstep any guidelines.

Not realising PDF Element existed,  I have been badly bitten by buying another 'OCR your scanned PDF' software that claimed to take a page of a scanned book (with no protection), and create an RTF or word file from it.

Testing it on a single page created a few random characters apparently thrown across the page, but nothing meaningful, so I am already out a hundred dollars for no result.

I have some scanned PDF's of some rare Regimental memoirs from the First World War and wish to convert them into an RTF or Word document. Will PDF E be able to do that effectively please?

As OCR is not included in the trial version the last thing I want to do is spend another amount of money to find out it won't do the job.I've enclosed a sample page so that you can give me  an objective answer. If it works, I'll hit the buy button straight away! Thank you.

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Hi Notimetoulouse, 
I just tried to convert your file with the full version and attached a screenshot of the result. There are some small errors (e.g. "sir" instead of "air")  which can be solved if one used higher-resolution (sharper) source documents, but overall it looks quite reliable. 

This uploaded image shows the editable text, you can also simply do searchable which would not change the font but can be highlighted/copied like normal text.

 

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Julian, thanks for this, you have just sold me a copy! I look forward to being a productive member of the community.

Cheers

Jeff

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Hi Jeff,

 

Welcome to join us. :)

Actually, OCR function is also available in our trial version. After opening your PDF file in our trial version PDFelement 6 Pro, you can click the Edit>OCR button to download and install the OCR first. After installing, you can click it again to perform OCR for your PDF file to have a test. Here are more instructions about how to perform OCR:

https://pdf.wondershare.com/pdfelement/user-guide.html#perform_ocr

 

Thanks

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